Ebook Best-Sellers Hover Around $7.00

GatsbyAfter recovering last week from an all-time low of $6.58, recorded in late April, this week’s average price of an ebook best-seller is $7.23.

Titles from Penguin, Hachette, Random House, Macmillan and Harper Collins were higher-priced and influenced the new average.

The big-six title to top the list however, The Great Gatsby from Simon & Schuster, was priced at only $4.99. It’s likely that both affordability and the new film based on Fitzgerald’s novel were instrumental in that title earning the no. 1 spot.

If sales of The Great Gatsby ebook remain strong, it could be good news for Simon & Schuster. The publisher ranked no. 10 in DBW’s recent power ranking report, down 5 places from the year before.

See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending May 12:

– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $10.00 and Above
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $8.00 – $9.99
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $3.00 – $7.99
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $0.00 – $2.99



Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 5/12/13


Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (3) The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Simon & Schuster  $4.99 +2
2 (1) The Hit (Will Robie) David Baldacci Hachette  $8.99 -1
3 (n/a) Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (SSTB) Charlaine Harris Penguin  $12.99 New
4 (2) 12th of Never (Women’s Murder Club) James Patterson; Maxine Paetro Hachette  $11.99 -2
5 (n/a) Silken Prey John Sandford Penguin  $12.99 New
6 (5) Whiskey Beach Nora Roberts Penguin  $9.99 -1
7 (11) Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon) Dan Brown Random House  $14.99 +4
8 (21) The Sisterhood Helen Bryan Amazon  $3.99 +13
9 (16) Don’t Say a Word Barbara Freethy self-published  $0.99 +7
10 (8) The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel Matthew Quick Macmillan  $4.99 -2
11 (n/a) Suddenly Royal Nichole Chase self-published  $0.99 New
12 (9) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Random House  $12.99 -3
13 (6) The Bet Rachel Van Dyken self-published  $0.99 -7
14 (4) Damaged H.M.  Ward self-published  $3.99 -10
15 (n/a) The Magician’s Assistant Ann Patchett Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  $2.51 New
16 (7) Twisted Perfection Abbi Glines self-published  $3.99 -9
17 (13) Six Years Harlan Coben Penguin  $9.99 -4
18 (12) Real Katy Evans self-published  $3.99 -6
19 (15) Alex Cross, Run James Patterson Hachette  $7.99 -4
20 (n/a) A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel John Irving HarperCollins  $4.74 New
21 (10) Fly Away Kristin Hannah Macmillan  $11.04 -11
22 (14) Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir Amanda Knox HarperCollins  $12.99 -8
23 (19) Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House  $9.99 -4
24 (n/a) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $5.69 New
25 (n/a) Halfway There (Fool’s Gold) Susan Mallery Harlequin  $1.99 New


* Previous week’s list rank in parentheses.
** Price reflects minimum price across all retailers throughout the week. Price may vary between retailers and may change throughout the week. Contact Iobyte Solutions for more information on e-book pricing.
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